Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport

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6.3 X 0.46 X 8.98 inches | 0.58 pounds
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About the Author

Steven Johnson is co-author of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series with Greg Oliver. Johnson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has received several awards for investigative and general news reporting. He lives in Springfield, VA. Heath McCoy is a pop culture reporter and rock critic for the Calgary Herald. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling (ECW, October 2007). Irvin Muchnick has written about a variety of subjects including wrestling for many publications, including the Village Voice and The New York Times. His new book, Wrestling Babylon: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death and Scandal, was released by ECW in April 2007. Greg Oliver is a writer and editor from Toronto. Oliver has covered professional wrestling for 20 years through the Slam! Wrestling Web site, the Canadian Wrestling Report newsletter, magazines and newspapers. With Steven Johnson, he has written The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series.


"Highest recommendation." --"Georgia Wrestling History"
"This book contains a series of essays written by four of the best wrestling journalists in the world, presenting a very informative version of the life and death of Chris Benoit and his family." --"Wrestling Observer"
"For a book of essays rushed to print, it's remarkably cohesive...reads as though it were penned by one hand. Good chunks of the book grapple with a subject that wrestling fans are still debating today." --"SLAM! Sports"
"Benoit is from a team of experts who get it right. . . . It's a quick, intense read-- but well worth it. The bonus for me was that I trust the work of these writers. They know what they're talking about." --Professor Wrestling
"One of the best wrestling biographies ever. . . . A direct and honest account of Brody's career." --"Miami Herald"
"Will give the average person . . . some insight into the world of a professional wrestler." --Online World of Wrestling
"Four wrestling journalists pen essays about . . . Chris Benoit. Irvin Muchnick closes the book with a gem." --"Quill & Quire"
"Benoit looks at this terrible event in its greater cultural context, and it does so with the integrity and passion that each of its contributors has shown in years of experience in the world of pro wrestling." --"PWInsider"